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Canucks sign centre Alex Friesen

Wednesday, 30.05.2012 / 1:11 PM / News
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Canucks sign centre Alex Friesen

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Alex Friesen.

Friesen, 21, recorded 71 points (26-45-71) and 106 penalty minutes in 62 games played with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League during the 2011.12 season. Friesen, an alternate captain for the IceDogs, was named to the 2011.12 OHL Third All-Star Team.

The 5’10”, 189 lbs. native of Niagara-On-the-Lake, Ontario, was originally drafted by Vancouver in the sixth round, 172nd overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-2007 Niagara Falls Thunder-Minor-ON 69 45 67 112 66
2007-2008 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 46 5 9 14 -4 26 1 0
2008-2009 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 64 11 22 33 -12 94 4 0
2009-2010 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 60 23 37 60 18 94 5 0
2010-2011 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 60 26 40 66 29 61 10 1
2011-2012 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 62 26 45 71 106
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2007-2008 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 10 0 2 2 -2 6 0 0
2008-2009 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 12 3 7 10 -2 25 2 0
2009-2010 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 5 1 6 7 -5 8 0 0
2010-2011 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 14 2 8 10 7 19 0 0
2011-2012 Niagara Ice Dogs-OHL 20 8 14 22 18